Transportation Manager

Do you want to live and work in a vacation paradise, where you can experience . . .

-the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan?
-boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing on any of the numerous lakes or rivers?
-the lure of state and national forests for your hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing pleasures?

FloraCraft Corporation is the worldwide leader in the fabrication of floral and crafting products and, most recently, the proud Supplier of the Year for Walmart.  This 70-year strong, family-owned company that manufactures and imports products for the Craft, Floral and Special Events markets, has an opening for a Transportation Manager.  This position strategically manages and plans logistics, warehouse, transportation, and transportation-related customer services.  The employee who currently holds this title is retiring after 45+ years with FloraCraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

-Liaises and negotiates with transportation providers;
-Supervises, coaches and trains warehouse/shipping workforce;
-Plans and schedules the day-to-day scheduling for the shipping team;
-Reviews, plans and distributes orders to carriers based upon meeting customer expectations while still meeting budget goals;
-Tracks and meets cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets;
-Maintains metrics and analyzes/presents data to assess performance and implement improvements within the shipping department;
-Performs other job responsibilities as required.

Skills and Abilities Required: 

-Must possess knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and must be able to effectively troubleshoot any issues that may arise in international freight transportation;
-Must have an overall understanding of international transportation, such as customs regulations, product classification, and any necessary documentation;
-Understands international transportation, such as customs regulations, product classification, and any necessary documentation;
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including good grammar, spelling, tact and email etiquette;
-Ability to work with people and provide guidance and direction in a harmonious manner, while meeting production timelines; ability to resolve and diffuse difficult situations;
-Excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, time management and organizational skills;
-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with urgency and accuracy, as well as attention to detail without compromising quality;
-Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs., when required. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
-Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
-Strong time management and organizational skills.
-Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
-Experience with or ability to learn Plex Manufacturing software.

Education/Experience Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Logistics or Supply Chain preferred; and a minimum of 5 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and

Working Conditions/Environment

-This position works Monday through Friday, starting at 6:00 a.m. and requires a minimum of 45 hours per week, unless otherwise agreed upon.  Work may occasionally require weekend and/or evening hours. Working conditions are consistent with a typical production environment, and are usually moderate to loud.

FloraCraft Corporation offers a competitive wage, the opportunity to work with a great team, and good benefits, including vacation, medical, life insurance, short-term disability, job-related tuition reimbursement, 401(k) and profit sharing.

Please submit your resume with cover letter to resumes@floracraft.com